Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis
WQED, in partnership with Highmark, brings you a series that examines the topic of hunger and food insecurity in Southwestern PA.
In this episode, Tonia Caruso gives us a breakdown on the statistics on hunger in our region and find out what local organizations are doing to help those in need. Chris Moore finds out how hunger is affecting the youngest of us and Michael Bartley learns how some are combating the issue through the practice of gleaning.
Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis aired on Oct 11, 2012.
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Series: Pittsburgh 360
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we show you art in its many forms. We take you on a tour of an art exhibit which began in the 1800s and continues today. Then we’ll take you to Wendell August Forge which was destroyed by fire in 2010 but has risen from the flames. The third annual Mini Maker Faire at the Carnegie Children’s Museum displays everything from DIY crafts to high-tech gadgets in our third segment and then we’ll shine a light on 22 creative folks sharing one space and helping to transform Pittsburgh’s art community.
Original airdate: Jan 16, 2014
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we’re exploring the topic of veteran’s health. First, Chris Moore takes a tour of a facility where innovative technologies are being developed to help veterans with disabilities become more independent. Next, we’ll see how wood carving is aiding in the physical and emotional recovery of veterans. Then we take a look at a program called Project Healing Waters which uses fly fishing to help recovery. Finally, we’ll give you a look at WQED’s new outreach project which is reuniting the families of World War II veterans with portraits of their loved ones.
Original airdate: Jan 09, 2014
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the fourth program in our Women & Cancer series with a story on two local women’s fight against breast cancer. Then we take you on a tour through beautiful botanical gardens and to Rodef Shalom for a game of bingo, with a twist. We finish up with a trip to Arsenal Park for Zombie Fest.
Original airdate: Oct 24, 2013
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you a report on what has become the leading cause of cancer death among women, lung cancer. Then we’ll head over to a very unlikely space for art, a pre-World War II blast furnace. Contributor Dave Crawley takes us inside the world of competitive marble shooting and you’ll get a preview of the special, Stories from the Stands.
Original airdate: Oct 17, 2013
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the second story in our series on women and cancer with a look at ovarian cancer. We’ll also give you a preview of the documentary Concussions: A New Way of Thinking and introduce you to a young entrepreneur who has made balloon art her business.
Original airdate: Oct 10, 2013
In this first episode of the fourth season of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you the first story in our series on women and cancer. Contributor Beth Dolinar takes a ride with a charity that gives children the ability to experience the joy of riding a bike and we take you through centuries of Saudi Arabian history with a tour through the Roads of Arabia exhibit.
Original airdate: Oct 03, 2013